Japanese-American Internment Camps

Daylon & Ahmaad

Korematsu v.USA

On Dec. 18, 1944, the U.S Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Fred Korematsu ,who was a son of Japanese immigrants who was born in Oakland, California, he was violated for not submitting forced relocation during World War ll.

Background Information

Who: Japanese Americans

What:Relocation camps for Japanese Americans

Where:California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming,Colorado, and Arkansas


Why:They had the camps because America didn't trust the Japanese since Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.They also thought Japan had spies in America that's why they had relocation camps

People Involved

The people involved in the event were Japanese Americans.They were ordinary people because they were citizens of the United States.There also was investigation on the Japanese Americans to see if they were spies for Japan but no evidence was found.

Leading/conrtibuting to the Civil Rights Movement

It led up and contributed to the civil rights movement because the Japanese Americans were treated as minors and were treated unfair because the United States government thought they were Japan spies

The lasting impact on history

Within the camps, Japanese Americans endured dehumanizing conditions including poor housing and food, a lack of privacy, inadequate medical care, and substandard education. Feelings of helplessness emerged under the racially segregated colonial conditions where white administrators wielded power and set policy, and where Japanese Americans were treated more like prison inmates than individuals.
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